MKE Week 5 (2021)- Nature’s Mental Building Materials

If you have the opportunity where you are free to be and free to build your dream home in any way you want, how would you go about building it? I would assert that you would select the best location. Select the best architecture. Select the best interior designer. Use the finest wooden cabinet. Plus, you would ensure, select, and inspect each material to ensure you have the best of the best high quality. You would put in a huge amount of time & energy to planning, designing, inspecting, and supervising the construction of your home. There wouldn’t be any chance on earth you have substandard material or imperfect design of your dream home, right?

If you spend so much time, energy, and thought building your dream home, how much time, energy, and thought have you used to build your mental home?

Upon reflecting on this question, I start looking & reflecting on my current mental storehouse of thoughts & feelings. I have experienced fear, anxiety, overwhelm, lack, greed, lack, and scarcity to fill me up(ie. negativity). These are products of The 7 Deadly Sin/Enemies of Man

7 Deadly Enemies of Man
  • Pride
  • Envy
  • Greed
  • Hatered
  • Laziness
  • Selfishness
  • Injustice

I have been worried about work. I have been worried about what other people think. I have been worrying about the future. Why should I worry about the future? I know that I’m loved & secured by The Source of All-Good! If I am secured by the Source of All Good, then I need to fill my mental house with Faith, Love, Belief. I have been envious of people who are better than me. Why is that? I come to reason, the only reason I am envious, is there is part of them that there is a there is not enough. There is no abundance. Success. However, that is not true. Therefore, I’m going to fill my mental house with abundance. How can I be envious of somebody’s success? The Source of All Good created that person wonderfully and beautifully. Why should I be envious of the person? It is just like should I be envious of a butterfly and flower? By being envious, I am denying my greatest & beauty. The Source of All Good has created me perfectly wonderful. Why should I be envious of God’s beautiful creatures? Should I at least give cheer to it?

Today I begin a new life. As I start on my Hero’s Journey, I make a solemn oath to myself & the world that nothing will retard my new life’s growth!

I will commence my journey unencumbered with either the weight of unnecessary knowledge or the handicap of meaningless experience. Nature already has supplied me with knowledge and instinct
far greater than any beast in the forest and the value of experience is overrated, usually by old men who nod wisely and speak stupidly. –

GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD by OG MANDINO

Building Lessons from the 3 Little Pigs

Upon further reflection on building with good quality materials, I am reminded by a childhood store of the 3 Little Pigs. If we are going to build a home build it right and build it strong with the best quality of the material. Do you want to have a house built with Straw,? Sticks? or Brinks? The choice is you.

Kevin Baird
three little pigs’ houses

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